Child Support

If your family is in crisis or in need of legal help, call us. The Jacoby Law Firm in Kansas City Missouri provides strong yet compassionate representation in all areas of family law including Child Support. As experienced trial lawyers, we are ready to fight for you in court if necessary. We promise to aggressively advocate for your interests in a contested divorce, marital property division dispute or any other contentious family law matter.


Child Support Factors

Section 452.034 RSMo. and Rule 88.01 of the Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure set forth the factors used in determining the presumed correct child support amount to be paid by one parent to the other parent.


Child Support Form 14 Calculation

To assist in combining all of the factors used to determine the correct child support amount, a Form 14 Calculator is used. 


Child Support Enforcement

Once an Order of Child Support is entered by the Court, the paying parent has a legal duty to pay.  Failing to pay can result in criminal charges, including felony non-support, being filed by the county prosecuting attorney against the responsible parent.  There can also be an administrative action taken against the responsible parent, or a contempt action by the parent entitled to receive support.

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